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BMW i3 buyers to receive extra perks like home fast-charging system installation

 BMW i3 buyers to receive extra perks like home fast-charging system installation
BMW i3 official spy photo 26.2.2013

Plus occasional use of conventional-powered BMW

BMW is making significant efforts to lure clients into buying the i3 which will be available as an electric vehicle and also with a range-extending engine.

We already heard some reports about the possibility of renting a conventional-powered BMW model a couple of times per year, but it seems the Bavarian marque will also install an optional fast-charging system at home for i3 clients. This is more than just a simple rumor as the info comes from sales and marketing manager Marcus Krieg who made the statement during a presentation in Leipzig, Germany.

The vehicle's onboard navigation system is going to be programmed to identify the nearest charging station, thus helping BMW i3 owners cure some of that range anxiety. It seems the aforementioned fuel-powered car will be available on weekends and during vacation travel when a longer range is required.

Chances are the i3 will be available on order starting late July from about 35,000 GBP (40,800 EUR / 53,300 USD) for the EV. The range-extender model is allegedly priced from 38,000 GBP (44,300 EUR / 57,800 USD). The BMW i3 will be publicly unveiled in September at Frankfurt Motor Show, with deliveries commencing shortly after that.

Published Apr 30, 2013 11:40 am By Adrian Padeanu

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Comments (3)

 NelisvanWieren NelisvanWieren
So you can hire a normal fuel car for when you want to travel far, which makes the having the EV completely pointless
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May 1, 2013 2:42 am
 CDspeed CDspeed
Sounds interesting I'm guessing we're talking about a more powerful level 2 home system because I'm sure level 3 is just too much for the average garage. The best home charger I can find is 40 amps, but the question with the i3 is how powerful is the onboard charging system? 10 kilowatts like a standard Tesla Model S has, would be very nice.
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April 30, 2013 12:21 pm
 hunker7 hunker7
Got to sell it somehow.
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April 30, 2013 11:59 am